The Valero Benicia Refinery announced Wednesday in a presentation ceremony held at the Benicia Veteran’s Memorial Building that 26 charities, nominated by refinery employees, will be the recipients of grants totaling $300,000.
The funds were raised through the 2016 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children Golf Classic, held in April in San Antonio, Texas.
“The charities being honored today represent truly remarkable organizations that protect children and help them thrive,” said Vice President and General Manager Don Wilson in a press release. “Since 2001, the Benicia Refinery, through the Valero Energy Foundation, has participated in this special day of focus on children. Locally, we have awarded nearly $5 million in Benefit for Children grants through this employee-nominated grant process.”